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Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Children of the Nile on GoG
Joining a host of classic strategy games, Children of the Nile (Complete Edition, including the Alexandria Expansion Pack) is now available on GoG. Download your copy today!

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Monday, January 7th, 2013
Medieval Mayor among PC Gamer's top 10 PC strategy games for 2013
2012 bobs away... But what’s that on the horizon, surging through the frothy wake of the year just gone? It’s – surprise! – 2013. why 2013 may just be the most exciting year for gamers yet.
Read what PC Gamer has to say about Medieval Mayor

MM makes PC Gamer's list of top 10 PC strategy games for 2013!
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
One Squirrel to Rule Them All - Beta Test
Friend of the company and fellow game designer Rick Goodman (lead designer Age of Empires) is looking for beta testers for his latest game, One Squirrel to Rule them All - a unique multiplayer strategy game about lying, cheating and conquest, for iPhone. Beta testing will be conducted on iPhone, iPad, and PC.
Availability is limited! If you're interested in being part of the Beta Test Group contact: rick.goodman [at]

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Chris Beatrice article at Game-Wisdom
Chris outlines the role, history pros and cons of "walkers" - a highly debated element of gameplay in city-building games.

Of Walkers and Men (and Women): City-Building by Design

In a recent developer diary entry, later followed by an interview, I discussed the concept of "walkers" in city-building games, and how Tilted Mill’s forthcoming game, Medieval Mayor, would use walker-based systems. To some this was welcome news... to others, cause for concern. Later, in an email conversation with Josh Bycer, I found myself expounding, on this complicated, and perhaps misunderstood area of city-building game design. How could such a seemingly narrow subject be the source of such heated debate?...
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Monday, November 19th, 2012
Children of the Nile in Thanksgiving bundle!
For a limited time Children of the Nile (Enhanced Edition) is available on Indie Royale as part of a special Thanksgiving bundle. Check it out here!!

Friday, October 26th, 2012
Medieval Mayor interview with Chris Beatrice
In a recent interview for Games Arena, Chris Beatrice reveals some new information about Tilted Mill's forthcoming city-builder Medieval Mayor. Read the interview.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Tilted Mill Goes Medieval!
Independent Developer to Release New City-Building Game set in the Middle Ages
Tilted Mill Entertainment -- independent developers of strategy, simulation and role-playing games – today announced Medieval Mayor, a real time strategy city-building game set to release next year. The game represents a return to the team's roots on such city-building classics as Pharaoh™, Caesar™ and Zeus™.

The game begins in the dark ages where you must establish, build and govern a city by planning and laying out road networks, building housing, attracting immigrants and advancing education, culture, commerce, science and the arts, while also providing for the health and prosperity of your citizens. As your city continues to grow, so do the challenges of managing it - will your city become a beacon of hope and light to the known world, or will it fall back into darkness?

"Medieval Mayor has that wonderful combination of depth, challenge and straightforward gameplay loved by fans of the genre," said Chris Beatrice, president of Tilted Mill and the game's lead designer. "We want to bring the thrill of real time, strategic city-building to a new audience, while also giving our core fans a game they'll really love."

With its "easy to learn, difficult to master" gameplay and almost infinite replayability, Medieval Mayor represents the best the city-building genre has to offer. Additional game modes and options support everything from sandbox play, for a lighter experience, to "impossible" mode, for those who really want to test themselves.

Medieval Mayor will be available for download next year for PC and tablet.

Pharaoh, Caesar and Zeus are registered trademarks of Activision, Inc.

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Monday, August 20th, 2012
Tilted Mill on Facebook
Tilted Mill now has a Facebook page - follow us.

Monday, July 30th, 2012
Tilted Mill Games on iPlay
Tilted Mill games are now available for download from iPlay. Get Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition, the innovative historical city-building game set in ancient Egypt, featuring lush 3d graphics, or Children of the Nile: Complete Edition (which features the Alexandria Expansion pack), Hinterland, the fast-paced fantasy RPG featuring base building and combat, and Mosby's Confederacy, the strategy and combat game set in the American Civil War now!

Saturday, March 31st 2012
Tilted Mill on Twitter!
Tilted Mill now has a Twitter feed. Follow us @tiltedmill.

Thursday, March 15th 2012
Hinterland on Facebook
Hinterland now has a Facebook page!.

Sunday, February 19th 2012
New Hinterland Artwork
The Hinterland gallery now features additional artwork by Chris Beatrice.

Wednesday, October 12th 2011
Hinterland Manual Online
The full Hinterland game manual is now available on line, and can be viewed and downloaded from the Hinterland site.

Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Children of the Nile on You Tube
With its lush graphics and rich, immersive environment, Children of the Nile makes for some great movies. Check out this user-created gameplay video of Children of the Nile: Alexandria on YouTube. And another here.

Friday, January 21st 2011
Hinterland on Amazon!
Hinterland has been released for digital download on Amazon. Hinterland is an innovative fantasy PC game featuring fast paced RPG combat and strategic town-building.

Friday, January 21st 2011
Children of the Nile on Amazon!
Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile is now available for digital download on Amazon. If you haven't played Children of the Nile now is your chance to see what this unique city-building game is all about!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
New Hinterland Screenshots Released
New Hinterland gameplay screenshotshave been released. Hinterland features fast paced RPG combat and strategic town-building, and is available for download, and in select retail stores worldwide.

Saturday, August 7th 2010
New Children of the Nile Gameplay Shots Released
New Children of the Nilescreenshots have been added to the gallery. Erect breathtaking monuments to commemorate your achievements and adorn your city, explore and combat neighboring provinces or expand through diplomacy and trade in this groundbreaking game featuring immersive 3d graphics and citizens that behave like real people.

Thursday, June 11th 2009
Hinterland: Orc Lords Released!
Hinterland: Orc Lords, an expanded version of the innovative 2008 fantasy PC title featuring fast paced RPG combat and strategic town-building, has been released! The game is available now for download, and in retail stores across North America for $19.99.

Players who already own the original version of Hinterland can get the enhanced Orc Lords version for free!
Friday, March 6th 2009
Immortal Cities: Nile Online Live
Our free to play browser game, Immortal Cities: Nile Online, is now live! To play, simply go to

Thanks to our great community and the thousands of players that helped to beta test the game!
Thursday, January 8th 2009
Mosby Review
The Wargamer posted a review of Mosby's Confederacy!
"...for those who enjoy a slow, stealthy tactical game, combined with a simple but enjoyable strategic game, Mosby's Confederacy is great fun."
Tuesday, December 23rd 2008
Offworld's 2008's Best Indie and Overlooked
Offworld named Hinterland as one of the top 20 Best Indie and Overlooked games of 2008.
Thursday, December 18th 2008
TMill Bundle Available at GamersGate
GamersGate is offering a Tilted Mill bundle pack, featured in their Holiday Gift Guide. The pack includes Hinterland, Children of the Nile, Alexandria and Mosby's Confederacy for only $49.99! A savings of $15.
Thursday, December 18th 2008
Gamasutra's Best Of 2008: Top PC Games
Gamasutra gave Hinterland an honorable mention in their list of 2008's top PC games!
Thursday, November 20th 2008
Mosby's Confederacy Availability
Mosby's Confederacy is also now available for purchase through Impulse and GamersGate!
Wednesday, November 19th 2008
Mosby's Confederacy Released!
Mosby's Confederacy, Tilted Mill's latest independent PC title, has been released! It is now available for digital download through Steam for $19.99.
Monday, November 17th 2008
Hinterland now on Greenhouse
Hinterland is now available for purchase through Greenhouse!
Tuesday, November 11th 2008
Mosby Update
The official Mosby's Confederacy site has been updated with screenshots and a gameplay trailer. The title is slated for release very soon, so be sure to check back!
Friday, November 7th 2008
Mosby Artwork
Five pieces of Mosby's Confederacy artwork have been added to the official site.
Thursday, October 30th 2008
Hinterland Halloween Update
The free Halloween-themed update to Hinterland has been released on Steam! The update includes:
  • New Characters (you can play as) – The Trickster (a Halloween-themed character) as well as Fallen Hero and Goblin Thief
  • New Followers - Pumpkin Farmer and Undertaker
  • New Buildings - Pumpkin Farm and Graveyard
  • New Enemies - Jack o' Lantern, Scarecrow and Minotaur
  • New Items - Explosive Pumpkins, Sickles, Magic Stick, Dead Remains, Wolf Blood, Spider Venom, Goblin Blood, Witch's Brew and Shovel
Wednesday, October 29th 2008
Hinterland Halloween Update
Tilted Mill will be releasing a free Halloween-themed update to Hinterland very soon! The update includes new monsters, items, characters and more. So be sure to check back in the coming days.
Tuesday, October 28th 2008
Announcing Nile Online!
Tilted Mill Entertainment - independent developers of strategy, simulation and role-playing games - today announced that Immortal Cities: Nile Online, a new web game thematically based on their critically acclaimed, Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile, is now accepting players on the beta server!

Nile Online features an ancient Egyptian setting where you begin by building a single city, harvesting local resources and turning them into goods and structures for your society so you can conduct trade with your neighbors, near and far, along the Nile. Eventually you will expand your empire to encompass several cities, offer goods to the gods, raise armies, and set up labor camps to build prestigious monuments to become Pharaoh. With an inviting visual presentation, backed by decades of strategy game development expertise, Nile Online offers a compelling gaming experience that can be played anywhere for free.

To play, simply go to and request a beta invite.
Tuesday, October 21st 2008
Hinterland now on Impulse
Hinterland is also now available for purchase on Impulse!
Monday, October 13th 2008
Hinterland now on GamersGate
Hinterland is now available for purchase on GamersGate!
Friday, October 10th 2008
Hinterland Free Update Now Available – in Four Languages!
Following last week's successful launch of Hinterland, Tilted Mill Entertainment today announced that the first free Content Update (details) for the title is now available! It will be automatically downloaded and applied to the game via Steam.

The full title, including the Content Update, includes French, German and Spanish, in a single multi-language version of the game.
Friday, October 10th 2008
Hinterland Designer Diary
RockPaperShotgun posted a designer diary from Hinterland's co-designer and producer Mat Williams.
Thursday, October 9th 2008
Interview at Big Download
Big Download published a Mosby's Confederacy interview with Tilted Mill.
Wednesday, October 8th 2008
Hinterland Free Update Coming Soon
Tilted Mill released details about the first free content update for Hinterland, expected to be available in a few days! The update includes new character types to play as, new creature-specific items, the ability to acquire resources through your town, a character info screen, and many other enhancements and features inspired by community feedback.
Monday, October 6th 2008
Hinterland Content Update in the Works
Tilted Mill is working on a content update for Hinterland to be released in a week or so. Details on the update will be released really soon, so be sure to check back!
Monday, October 6th 2008
The Civil War Inspires a New TMill Game
Tilted Mill announces Mosby's Confederacy, a Civil War-based strategy game that follows the exploits of John Singleton Mosby, due for release later this year. For more info visit
Thursday, October 2nd 2008
Hinterland Updated
An update for Hinterland has been released which improves game start up, addresses a few technical issues for individuals who had problems on initial loading, and includes gameplay tweaks such as a rebalance of difficulty and its affect on your score, and how the presence of random chests were handled in the world. See this thread for the entire change list. The next time you log into Steam, the update will be automatically downloaded and applied!

Tilted Mill has been watching feedback from the community very closely and will be continuing to support the game, so stay tuned!
Tuesday, September 30th 2008
Hinterland is now available for purchase via Steam!
September 30, 2008 – Tilted Mill Entertainment -- independent developers of strategy, simulation and role-playing games – today announced the release of Hinterland, a fantasy PC title with fast paced RPG combat and strategic town-building.

In Hinterland you lead a diverse cast of characters to establish a small haven in the wild backcountry of a fantasy kingdom, then carefully select certain individuals to leave their comfortable homes and join your party on expeditions of exploration and conquest in the surrounding lands. There you’ll encounter hostile enemies, and fight to secure much needed resources to expand your settlement - iron to make weapons, a mystic tome to entice a great mage to join you, or perhaps just magic oats! Success means fame, fortune and prosperity – failure means starvation and disgrace. Games can be as short as forty five minutes or as long as five or six hours, depending on your choice of difficulty, game length, map reveal, resource availability, presence of raiders, and other customizable options, as well as which of the fifteen character classes you choose to play, from Knight or Elf Ranger, to Architect or Entrepreneur.

“Hinterland is about sitting down for an hour or two, and having loads of fun playing a different kind of Strategy RPG game, and then doing it again in a totally different way… and again… and again - without not having to shell out a ton of money for that luxury,” said Chris Beatrice, president of Tilted Mill. “It’s a deliberate effort to get away from the mega blockbuster lens flair, screen shot extravaganza and instead focus on gameplay.”

“Sometimes we don’t have time or feel like sitting down for a four hour gaming session to conquer the world or cultivate our pond scum until it takes over the universe- we just want to sit down and have some fun!” said Jeff Fiske, co-designer of Hinterland. “The game has been referred to as ‘a casual game for core gamers’, and I wouldn’t argue with that characterization, though it really is a game for all kinds of gamers.”
Friday, September 26th 2008
Hinterland Slated for Release Monday
We're excited to announce that Hinterland is about to go gold, and we expect it to be available through Steam (for $19.99) early next week!
Tuesday, September 23rd 2008
Hinterland Site Update
The Hinterland site has been updated with a bunch of new screenshots and a couple gameplay videos!
Monday, September 22nd 2008
Alexandria now on Steam
Children of the Nile: Alexandria is now available through Steam! If you don't have the base game, they have a package deal where you can get both for a total of $24.99.
Saturday, September 20th 2008
Hinterland Release Date Update
Hinterland was on target to be released this Monday, the 22nd of September. However, we have decided to delay its release a week or two, so that we may implement some additional features and content to the game, many of which came from the excellent suggestions we've received from the community. We want to thank you all for your support and patience. We know this delay may be disappointing to some, but we're confident it will ultimately provide a better play experience for all.

Thank you,
Tilted Mill Team
Thursday, September 18th 2008
Hinterland Screenshots
The Hinterland site has been updated with a new batch of screenshots!
Wednesday, September 10th 2008
Alexandria now available!
We are pleased to announce that Children of the Nile: Alexandria has been released! This is the first official city pack for Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition. It includes a new campaign, new monuments and more. Currently Alexandria is available for digital download via Impulse, but will be coming to other providers soon.
Stardock announced today that Tilted Mill's Children of the Nile: Alexandria, an addition to the Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition PC game, is now available for $5.99 on Stardock’s digital download platform Impulse (

Using the unique city-building dynamics of Children of the Nile, players can carve out a new dynasty to rule all of Egypt, and build the greatest city of the ancient world. Each civilian in the city is a fully developed person, with wants and needs. Tend to their needs and they will work for you so that you can create a powerful empire and a lasting legacy.

"We're very happy that our ongoing partnership with Stardock has allowed us to bring another installment in this unique series to an important and highly valued audience," said Chris Beatrice, founder and president of Tilted Mill Entertainment. "We look forward to continuing to develop the series in the months to come."
Monday, September 1st 2008
Hinterland Preview
PC Gamer/GamesRadar has published a preview of Hinterland! Here's a snippit:
As excited as everyone is by Diablo III, you find yourself wondering: what else could an RPG be? Is collecting loot, side-questing, selling to shopkeepers (and repeat) the only way to do it? Hinterland is built off the same fantasy ingredients we're used to seeing in RPGs, and you can spot the inspiration - Diablo, Rogue-games, Dwarf Fortress, city-builders - but we've never seen the ideas mashed up like this. "In making it, we kind of had this 'why didn’t someone make this before?' feeling," says Jeff Fiske, co-designer.
Wednesday, August 27th 2008
Children of the Nile now on Impulse
Tilted Mill Entertainment and Stardock are pleased to announce the release of Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition on Impulse!
Tuesday, August 26th 2008
New Insiders / Hinterland Beta Test!
We are now accepting new applications for the Tilted Mill Insider program! Insiders get access to our games while still in development, reporting any bugs and providing feedback directly to the developers. If you'd like to help test our games, simply fill out this application. We will be accepting a new batch of Insiders very soon as we ramp up for the Hinterland beta test! If you don't make it in this round, fear not, as we will be accepting new folks over time and you could be called upon at a later date.
Friday, August 8th 2008
Hinterland Preview and Interview
More Hinterland press! GameSpy posted a preview, and Big Download has an interview with Chris Beatrice and Jeff Fiske discussing various aspects of the game, including how it came to be.
Monday, August 4th 2008
GameShark Interview
GameShark conducted a hefty two part interview (Part 1, Part 2) with Chris Beatrice and Jeff Fiske. The interview discusses Children of the Nile, Hinterland and Tilted Mill's new direction.
Thursday, July 24th 2008
Hinterland Update
The Hinterland site has been updated with three new screenshots and four pieces of artwork!
Friday, July 18th 2008
Hinterland Screenshots
We're proud to release the first screenshots for Hinterland! One shows the lord character and other party members in town, preparing for their next adventure. The other screenshot depicts an attack on an ogre lair, where the monster is protecting his valuable loot.
Wednesday, July 16th 2008
Hinterland Site Update
The Hinterland site has been updated with four new pieces of artwork and target system requirements.
Friday, July 11th 2008
Hinterland Announced
Our next game has been unveiled!
Tilted Mill Entertainment -- independent developers of strategy, simulation and role-playing games – today announced Hinterland, a new PC project for release later this summer. In Hinterland, you build up and lead a small village, populated by simple townsfolk struggling to survive and prosper in the wild back country of a medieval fantasy world. Leading small parties of adventurers drawn from the ranks of the townspeople themselves, you undertake quests outside the village, seeking to conquer various foes, and collect treasure, magic items and knowledge which will, in turn, fuel your village. As your village becomes stronger, you'll forge your own weapons, manufacture magic items and potions, and tame the wild land. Loot, Level and Build in the Hinterland!
See the official Hinterland site for more details.
Tuesday, July 8th 2008
It's been a bit of a wait, but Children of the Nile™ - Enhanced Edition is now available for purchase on Steam! We're thrilled to be able to bring CotN directly to gamers in this way, and to be able to maintain the kind of connection with our audience that has always been at the heart of the PC gaming experience. If you already own the original CotN, you can get the enhancements for free from our site.

We've also created a new game demo that features a "quick start" learning scenario, allowing new users to jump right in and start building Egyptian cities, while also showing the new features of the enhanced edition.

Tilted Mill remains committed to the CotN franchise, and will continue to develop the series in the coming months. Until then, enjoy the enhanced edition!
Thursday, July 3rd 2008
Gamasutra Interview
Gamasutra has posted an interview with Chris Beatrice regarding the reacquisition of Children of the Nile, its future, and the state of the PC gaming industry.

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